By John Ferguson
This instruction manual presents scholars and students with a hugely readable but special research of all surviving Greek tragedies and satyr performs. John Ferguson areas every one play in its old, political, and social context—important for either Athenian and sleek audiences—and he monitors a willing, discriminating severe competence in facing the performs as literature.
Ferguson is delicate to the meter and sound of Greek tragedy, and, with amazing good fortune, he manages to contain even the Greekless reader in a precise come across with the Greek as poetry. He examines language and metrics in terms of every one tragedian's dramatic goal, therefore elucidating the the most important measurement of method that different handbooks, regularly the paintings of philologists, resign so one can pay attention to constitution and plot. the result's perceptive feedback within which the standard of Ferguson's scholarship vouches for what he sees within the plays.
The ebook is prefaced with a normal advent to historical Greek theatrical construction, and there's a short biographical cartoon of every tragedian. Footnotes are refrained from: the item of this guide is to introduce readers to the performs as dramatic poetry, to not aspect who stated what approximately them. there's an intensive bibliography for students and a word list of Greek phrases to help the scholar with the operative ethical and stylistic phrases of Greek tragedy.
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